Dear All,

I would like to just say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that came along and supported my event the 'Mike Readman Memorial' we held a charity match on the 30th August and then a raffle disco night on 13th September. Altogether we have raised £1402.50 (including gift aid) which is more than my target of £700. This money is going to be split between my two charities which are 'Marie Curie Nurses' and 'Cancer Research'.

I would like to say a big thank you also to my team mates from both Stradbroke and Laxfield,  it was a brilliant match on the day!!

Also to Don for being manager for the game and barman on the night, Chris Brown for being the referee and to Dave who done the disco for us for free, and also our very own Auctioneer Nigel Brown.

I am very proud of everything which has been achieved with this event as Mike Readman meant a lot to me and I was honoured to of known such a kind generous man (whom I miss).

Also a HUGE thank you to my mum as I could not of done it without her.

Cheers Melon

Jack Melton


Match Report

Mike Readman Memorial match

Rather than a minute's silence the game commenced with a minute's hand clap in celebration of Mike's life and his contribution to SYFC. The game, supported by the biggest crowd in the clubs history, was played in a great spirit. Laxfield who were one player short "borrowed" a player from Stradbroke who had one extra. This set the tone for the rest of the match.

The first half was evenly matched with Laxfield scoring first and Stradbroke equalising soon after. In the second half Laxfield with its younger squad seemed to have more energy and started to show more style and scored a second goal soon after the start. Stradbroke soon equalised after a goalmouth melee. Melon who masterminded the memorial was a key figure in all of Stradbroke's play and desperate as he was to score the winner he just couldn't find the net. Just before full time Laxfield scored the winning goal, appropriately by one of the youngest players on the pitch .

Man of the Match was Ben Cook (for Laxfield) and George Clements (for Stradbroke). However, the overall man of the match was without question Jack "Melon" Melton for all his efforts both on and off the field to raise money for the two nominated charities - Marie Curie Cancer Care and Cancer Research. Ann Readman presented him with a Man of the Match trophy at the end of the game.

Finally please help Jack achieve his fund raising goal, either via the collection boxes in the Butchers and Bakers in Stradbroke, or on-line via the Virgin Money Giving Page